Crayonamundo: Collaborative Art from a Mother/Son Team

Crayonamundo: Collaborative Art from a Mother/Son Team

Richard Popovic
Nov 30, 2011

What do you get when you combine an artistic mother, a wildly creative son and a bunch of broken bits of crayon? You get a new word, some unique artwork and some family bonding to die for. Crayonamundo is a mouthful, which is very fitting since the drawings are quite an eyeful.

Cecily from Used Lipstick created the Crayamundo technique by melting together old bits and pieces of crayons and re-forming them into larger, multi colored crayon balls. She and her son Ever used these super-crayons to cover pieces of paper with colorful scribbles and eventually began to search for the animals that were hidden within.

Fantastical creatures emerged, sometimes with bulging eyes and rows of teeth, other times with touchingly vulnerable expressions of surprise. Whatever the result, the process was precious time for mother and son to spend together, sharing their creativity.

Get the whole story about Crayamundo at Used Lipstick. And you can purchase Cecily and Ever's work at her Etsy shop.

(Images: Cecily Herzig)

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